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Alternative Protocol Food Lists

The following food lists are based on alternative Hcg diet protocols. These include the 800 calorie diet, and the “New” Hcg Diet, as seen on Dr. Oz and Dr. Emma.  Details and guidelines are included for each, so please read carefully to make an informed decision on which approach is right for you.

(Original Hcg Diet Food List is here.)

The 800 Calorie Hcg Diet: List of Phase 2 Foods

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(Slightly more calories, slower loss rates.)

The 800 Calorie food list simply expands the portions of the original protocol’s allowed foods. Note: In addition to slower losses, this approach may also result in less weight loss overall.

This option is typically prescribed by doctors, for patients who require slightly more calories than the original protocol dictates. Dieters that fall into this category are generally men, active individuals, or those who are close to goal and don’t have much more to lose.

Do note that this is merely an example and your prescribing Doctor or Hcg weight loss provider may have a variation of this list for his/her own version of the protocol.  Again, portion sizes are still measured, but are larger than the portions from the original protocol. Calorie allowances can also range: 800 calories 1600 for very active individuals such as male athletes.  

List of Vegetables Allowed:  Vegetables on this list may be combined. Organic vegetables are recommended.  No processed vegetables.  Fresh (not frozen) whenever possible.

  • Any kind of lettuce, spinach, beet greens, chard, cabbage, kale*
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Asparagus
  • (Etc., …same vegetables as original foods list, and more.*)

Proteins Allowed

  • White Fish (no salmon, etc)
  • Lobster
  • Crab
  • Shrimp
  • Chicken breast, with fat trimmed.

Lean turkey (no dark meat.)*

  • While this is not listed on the original protocol, many people use it during Phase 2 and 3 without issue
  • Extra lean beef (96% lean ground beef including pot roast)

Fruits Allowed

  • Apples
  • Oranges (some rogue protocols restrict these to cut sugar)
  • Blueberries*
  • Blackberries*
  • Strawberries
  • Lemons

Breads Allowed

  • Melba Toast

Drinks & Other

  • Herbal Tea (sugar free)
  •  Bottled water
  • Sugarless Gum
  • Sodas and beverages with sweeteners (such as aspartame) are not permitted.


  • Stevia in moderation.

Condiments Allowed

  • Braggs Liquid Amino (healthy soy sauce variation)*
  • Mustard
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Any natural herb or spice including salt, pepper, and garlic

*The foods in bold are the ones that differ from the original protocol’s approved foods list.


Dr. Oz and Dr. Emma’s “New” HCG Diet Plan: Phase 2 Approved Foods

A very modern take on the Hcg weight loss plan: Significantly higher calories (up to 1600 calories), processed foods and protein powders permitted.  Much slower loss rates and increased risk of stalling and other challenges.

This is a very modern, medical weight loss approach, that incorporates the use of prescription Hcg hormone injections only. This protocol has been featured on the Dr. Oz show, and includes an expanded list of modern foods and supplements, allowed in both Phase 2 and Phase 3.

This version of the protocol results in significantly slower loss rates, and reports increased stalling patterns. This approach is only recommended with a significant amount of coaching and support.

List of Approved Foods for Dr. Oz’s NEW Hcg Diet, with Calories

Filler Foods

  • Miracle Noodles
  • Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Vegetable Broth and or Beef Broth.
  • Sugar Free Jello


  • Beef 3.5 ounces/100 grams
  • Lean Ground Beef 97/3 = 150 calories
  • Cube Steak = 160 calories
  • Sirloin Tip Steak = 130 calories
  • Top Round Steak = 166 calories
  • Veal = 110 calories
  • Veal Chop = 117 calories


  • Fowl 3.5 ounces /100 grams
  • Chicken Breast = 87 calories
  • Turkey =  100 calories (breast,) 189 calories (whole roasted), 200 calories (ground turkey)


  • Seafood 3.5 ounces/100 grams
  • Cod = 83 calories
  • Real Crab Meat = 100 calories
  • Flounder = 90 calories
  • Haddock = 88 calories
  • Halibut = 110 calories
  • Lobster = 98 calories
  • Red Snapper = 110 calories
  • Shrimp = 110 calories
  • Tilapia = 94 calories
  • Lemon Sole =116 calories
  • Monk Fish = 96 calories
  • Whiting = 87 calories


  • Vegetables 3.5 ounces/100 grams
  • Asparagus = 3 calories
  • Broccoli =34 calories
  • Celery = 15 calories
  • Cabbage = 24 calories
  • Cauliflower = 22 calories
  • Cucumber = 12 calories
  • Lettuce all varieties = 20 calories
  • Red Radishes = 12 calories
  • Spinach raw = 20 calories
  • Spinach frozen = 23 calories
  • Tomato = 20 calories


  • Fruit average 76.5 calories
  • Apple (s) = 55 calories
  • Apple (m) = 72 calories
  • Apple (l) = 110 calories
  • Navel Orange = 69 calories
  • Florida Orange = 65 calories
  • Strawberries 12 (l) = 72 calories
  • Strawberries 20(m) = 80 calories
  • Pink California Grapefruit = 92 calories
  • Pink Florida Grapefruit = 74 calories


  • Bread 1 piece = 1 serving
  • 1 Grissini Bread stick = 12 calories
  • 1 Melba Toast = 12 calories
Author Jen Larson, BSN, Pursuing PhD
While I have a background in nursing and nutrition, I also personally lost 88 lbs with the HCG Diet in 2002, and I kept it off for over 10 years. I am currently on a mission to lose 45 lbs of baby weight with HCG from Nu Image and Diet Doc. This diet changed my life, leading me to start the first Hcg Diet site: Hcgdietinfo.com. 15+ years later, 100 million visits, over a million pages, & countless lives changed… HDI has become the true highlight of my journey.
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